324 trees to be cut in Namma Metro Phase II, mapped

As many as 324 trees are going to be cut during expansion of Reach 2 and Reach 4b in Namma Metro Phase II, according to the data from BMRCL.

The public consultations organised tree cutting for Metro Phase II in Bengaluru have been repeatedly cancelled due to lack of data and procedural lapses. Activists who were present in the Metro public consultation on March 11 demanded that the data on planted trees and the trees to be cut be made public. Namma Metro had uploaded the tree cutting data, however there was no map done by Namma Metro.

This map has been created using the data provided in the BMRCL website. Click on the individual balloons to see the type of tree and cordinates. Here are the trees to be cut in Metro Reach 2 extension and Reach 4b, along Kanakpura Road and Mysore Road.

See the raw data here. Map created by Nisha Thompson. Data in Easting and Northing format converted to Latlong by Sajjad Anwar, a Datameet volunteer.

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